Pete Cadena

August 18, 1947August 19, 2019
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Pete Cadena, age 72, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Baylor Scott and White hospital. He was born August 18, 1947, in Files Valley, Texas, to Pedro Cadena and Rebecca Bargas. He graduated from Crozier Tech High School in 1966. He married, the love of his life, Mary Esther DeLeon on June 4, 1977, in Dallas.

He worked in the fire protection industry for 45+ years, for companies such as Grinnell, Aerotech, Hughes, and HD Supply. Pete was the youngest of 10 and loved sharing stories about his colorful family. He loved music, dancing, westerns and romantic movies. He loved sharing stories about his favorite subject, the DALLAS COWBOYS. Pete saw the beauty in the world even during the darkest times and it showed in his beaming smile.

Pete is preceded in death by siblings, Felix, Maria, Ramon, Concha, Augustina, Carmen and Judy. He is survived by his wife, Esther and his children and their spouses, Petey and Kristy, Anthony and Robin, Rebecca and Mike and Joseph; grandchildren, Noah, Emma and David; sisters, Lupe and Lucia and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family of Pete Cadena wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Susan Mathai.


  • Petey Cadena, Pallbearer
  • Anthony Cadena, Pallbearer
  • Joseph Cadena , Pallbearer
  • Mike Torrez , Pallbearer
  • Rick Saenz , Pallbearer
  • Chris Trevino , Pallbearer
  • Noah Torrez , Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Rosary Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • Committal Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • Reception Tuesday, August 27, 2019


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Robert Santos

September 3, 2019

Uncle Pete,
I remember when you came to Florida for the first time you were always playing jokes on me, I guess I was just a gullible kid back then, you always had me laughing. I remember calling you Uncle Peter potamus you will always be in my heart . Aunt Esther I hope God will give you the peace that you and your Family will need at this time. He was a good man I just wish we could have had one more family reunions before he left us, I know he wanted one. Love you all and God Bless!

Margaret Rubio

August 29, 2019

It’s terrible to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family. It was a pleasure working with Pete so many years. My thoughts and prayers to Esther and his family.

Lydia Rodriguez

August 26, 2019

Esther, you and Pete were always in my heart. I never forgot our meeting on the occasion of Rebecca and Michael's wedding. I always valued your friendship and wish we had had more time, but Jesus knows what he does and the reasons for doing so. Please know that you and your family will always be in my Heart, I have your family always in my prayers. Your forever friend and God Bless you always Lydia Rodriguez.

Elva Friesenhahn

August 26, 2019

Esther, you and Pete came to share a special place in our hearts. This came about when our families were joined by the bond of love shared between two very special persons, your daughter, Rebecca and our first grandson, Michael Torrez. We came to know you and appreciate you very much. We prayed daily for Pete's recovery but our Lord, had other plans. The days ahead will surely be difficult for you and your family, however, our precious Lord will not forsake you. You will be comforted and strengthened by the love of your family and friends. Most importantly, Pete will be with you always. You will feel his presence and his love. Your friends, Elva and Roscoe Friesenhahn

Amanda Abeyta

August 25, 2019

My condolences to the family and Esther. I have known them since we were kids. Since 1949...from the neighborhood on Herbert St.

Tony Santos

August 24, 2019

Uncle Pete, some of my first memories are of you and I watching tv together in the 1950s. We lived apart and sometimes together in Texas and Florida. We also worked together at times. You were more than Uncle to me you were more like a brother uncle. I will miss your sense of humor that was so infectious to any one that crossed your path. Your priorities were God first, family second, everything else after that. I will never forget you! RIP prayers for comfort for my Aunt Esther, and all the rest of the family.

Jimmie Fulce

August 23, 2019

Pere played baseball with my brothers and me when we were all kids. I mostly remember his infectious smile. He could light up a room when he entered because of that smile. He will be missed.

Jimmy and Vickie McCoy

August 22, 2019

Pete and I worked together over 30 year's for Grinnell Fire Protection, He was my supervisor in 1975 for night shift. 45 years later, Im still with the same company, It has change names through out the years. But we never forgot Pete. He was a great man and person to work with. May he RIP and our condolences to the Cadena family!

Evelyn Holland

August 22, 2019

To Mrs Cadena and the Cadena Family,

Danielle and I give our deepest condolences during your time of bereavement. Mr. Cadena was a man of honor and he had a heart of gold. He welcomed us into his home and made us feel like family. We will miss all the laughs and jokes from him. Rest in peace Mr. Cadena. Much love from Danielle and Evelyn.

Becky Estrella

August 21, 2019

Pete, I will miss you at the 8 am mass, Rest in Peace. May eternal light shine upon you.